Lindemans Kriek | Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
1,286 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Kriek Foudroyante

Added by Quaffer on 07-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,678
Reviews:
538
Ratings:
1,286
pDev:
13.51%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
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49
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194
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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 250ml bottle with a BB of Nov 2019. ABV is stated as 3.5%. Acquired a little while back from a webshop. A cherry-flavoured lambic beer; the label states that this is made with a base of 1-year old lambic and contains 20% real cherry juice in addition to sugar and sweetener(?).

A: Poured into a tulip. A deep cherry-red colour with good clarity, some slight floating sediment and moderate carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy pink foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Nice lacing.

S: Aroma of intense cherry with hints of fruity sweetness, mild sourness, earthiness and just a twinge of funk. Dominated by the cherry - nice.

T: Tastes of supremely juicy cherry with notes of fruity tartness, citric acid, sugary sweetness and mild earthiness. Uncomplicated, like liquid candy. No bitterness to speak of.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and decent body for the strength. Mildly astringent. Aftertaste of tart cherry, sweetness and a lingering acidity.

O: Very drinkable. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are all sharp cherry and sweetener. Body is alright. I'm well aware that this is not an authentic lambic and am not evaluating it against that standard. For what it is, however, I find it deliciously refreshing. Mainly because I have a soft spot for cherry. Worth sampling.

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Photo of RBorsato
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJinVT
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This brew has a ripe black cherry aroma that is nuanced and enticing. On the tongue, the taste explodes, and gives off super intense flavors of hardcore black cherry and blackberry. The finish is super sharp, to razor-edged, refreshing, tart and acidic. Personally I wouldn't call it beer—but I loved it start to finish just the same !

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Photo of RMW66
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vaulmas
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdm9465
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mangeke
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very red in color. Lots and lots of carbonation. Even the head is red in color. Extreme cherry flavor that is refreshing hard to believe this is 'beer'.

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Photo of chicagoish
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of josanguapo
3.1/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From Alcampo. In Teku glass. At dinner, after futsal match, with pizza. Pleasant but plain. Not much sourness, just some cherry notes (not enough) and a bit metallic. The feel is very good though. Like a soda

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Photo of ahacsgt
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eldoctorador
2/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of brl
4.74/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LennyBound
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of katesinternet
4.56/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerguy04
4.81/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a purplish pink with a big pinkish white head. Smell is of sour cherry. Taste is of dark cherry and other dark fruits. Subdued sour taste. Mouthfeel is acidic and very wine like. Overall a good bridge for wine lovers to beer.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of michaelsmith11
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

She pours a deep ruby red/purple colored body with a one and a half finger fluffy lumpy light pink head that lasts a good five minutes. I couldn’t see any carbonation because the body was too dark. The smell has black cherries up front and dominating, some light barley and dark fruits. Just a tad of sourness comes out. The taste has a decent combination between the sweet black cherries and sour cherries. Some spice mixes in with the barley. On the palate, its about a light to medium body giving a "soda" feel to the beer as the carbonation makes itself present. Still, this is very easy to drink. With the low ABV, this is very sessionable. Overall, is this a beer? Oh, woops, my bad, apologies for my sarcasm, of course it is, just a really good one in the warmer weather.

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Photo of bmaslakov
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Lindemans Kriek from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,286 ratings